Explain In Brief Different Approches Of MIS Development. Explain In Brief Different Levels Of Management. Define MIS ? Explain In Brief Different Characteristics. What Is Dicision Support System? List Down Its Charcteristics. Expain In Brief The Execution Of A Complete Instruction Expalin Relative Addressing In Brief. Explain In Brief Indexing And Arrays As An Addressing Mode. Discuss In Brief Role Of An Operating System.


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Solomon Abera Profile
Solomon Abera answered
5. Can you visualize MIS without computers? Justify your answer.
Natalie Holeman Profile
Natalie Holeman answered

Forgive me but this is most obviously either a homework assignment or a test question.  We are not here to make is so you can pass college and not learn anything.  And then you will be competing for a job against those that made sure you passed with better scores than the people that answered the questions for you?? 

I know I answer questions that are probably homework, but hopefully someone learns be reading my answers.  I however suspect you will simply cut and paste the response you choose.

You are probably an American too.  American college students now often think they need learn nothing only hold a diploma.  I used to have to supervise people with paper but no knowledge.  I made sure their records indicated just how completely incompetent they were.  And though where I worked HR would not make a comment for fear of a lawsuit, if I was talked to, I shot them down so bad the person they interviewed with would pass on to others my comments effectively locking them out of programming or information technology jobs.

Someone is paying for your education.  LEARN.  Honor the person that is trying to help you make a good future for yourself.  You will be able to walk into a job head held high knowing you are actually qualified for the position.

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
That is OK. The question was a direct copy of an exam/homework question, and we don't like those.

On the other hand, we try to help people who seek advice with studies, rather than tell them off. (And of course, if we cannot (or will not) help then, we pass by.
Natalie Holeman
Natalie Holeman commented
I agree, I answer a lot of questions, I suspect might be homework, but may be like doing something new at home or at work. In the computer field technology is so varied now (unlike when I started), that it is impossible to know it all even in the areas you have worked in.

I do answer for high school students in subjects like math which I probably should not, but I make sure they know the answer was obtained, giving step by step instructions and doing each math step after the explanation of the step. If they read and follow, I am hoping I am actually helping them learn.

That question though was obviously school work at a post high school level and I admit it made me angry. I not only had to train people that were supposedly more knowledgeable on subjects do to college, but had to clean up their messes when my supervisor trusted their knowledge over my experience and reading to understand aspects of a subject in preparation for a meetings. I do not know how many times I was told to be quiet and let the experts speak and it caused problems that I was trying to point out.

But you are right, I should not attack. I will try to control myself in the future, like writing the comments but not clicking on the "Post"/"Submit" button.
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Definition of MIS:
A. Provides information to support managerial function like planning, organizing, directing, controlling.
B. Collects information in a systematic and routine manner, which is accordance with a well-defined set of rules.
C. Includes files, hardware, software and operations research models of processing, storing, retrieving and transmitting information to the users.
Characteristics of MIS:
1. Management oriented: The system is designed form the top to work downwards. It does not mean that the system is designed to provide information directly to the top management. Other levels of management are also provided with relevant information.
2. Management directed: Management orientation of MIS, it is necessary that management should continuously make reviews. For example, in the marketing information system, the management must determine what sales information is necessary to improve its control over marketing operations.
3. Integrated: The word 'integration' means that system has to cover of all the functional areas of an organization so as to produce more meaningful management information, with a view to achieving the objectives of the organization. It has to consider various sub-Systems, their objectives, information needs, and recognize the independence, that these sub-systems have amongst themselves, so that common areas of information are identified and processed without repetition and overlapping. For example, in the development of an effective production scheduling system, a proper balance amongst the following factors is desired:
I. Set up costs
ii. Overtime
iii. Manpower
iv. Production capacity
v. Inventory level
vi. Money available
vii. Customer service.
4. Common data flows: The integration concept of MIS, common data flow concept avoids repetition and overlapping in data collection and storage, combining similar functions, and simplifying operations wherever possible. For example, in the marketing operations, orders received for goods become the basis billing of goods ordered, setting up of the accounts receivable, initiating production activity, sales analysis and forecasting etc.
5. Heavy element: A management information system cannot be established overnight. It takes almost 2 to 4 years to establish it successfully in an organization. Hence, long-term planning is required for MIS development in order to fulfill the future needs and objectives of the organization. The designer of an information system should therefore ensure that it would not become obsolete before it actually gets into operation. An example of such a feature of MIS may be seen in a transportation system where a highway is designed not to handle today's traffic requirements but to handle the traffic requirements five to ten years.
6. Flexibility and ease of use: While building an MIS system all types of possible means, which may occur in future, are added to make it flexible. A feature that often goes with flexibility is the ease of use. The MIS should be able to incorporate all those features that make it readily accessible to wide range of users with easy usability.

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